MORRIS S. ALBERT, M.D.; RALPH B. DELL, M.D.; ROBERT W. WINTERS, M.D.
Metabolic acidosis is commonly encountered in a variety of disorders, all of which are characterized either by the gain of strong acid or by loss of bicarbonate from the extracellular fluid (1). In either case, the primary effect upon the acid-base composition of blood is a fall in the concentration of the metabolic component, and this can be measured either by a change in the concentration of whole blood buffer base (that is, the base excess, which in this case assumes a negative value) or by a fall in the concentration of bicarbonate in the plasma or both. Given this
Learn more about subscription options.
Register Now for a free account.
ALBERT MS, DELL RB, WINTERS RW. Quantitative Displacement of Acid-Base Equilibrium in Metabolic Acidosis. Ann Intern Med. 1967;66:312–322. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-66-2-312
Download citation file:
Published: Ann Intern Med. 1967;66(2):312-322.
Endocrine and Metabolism.
Results provided by:
Copyright © 2017 American College of Physicians. All Rights Reserved.
Print ISSN: 0003-4819 | Online ISSN: 1539-3704
Conditions of Use
This PDF is available to Subscribers Only